WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Flying in the dark

I don’t fly very often, and that makes me a much happier person than I’d be if I had to fly a lot. The whole experience is an annoyance on … Continue reading

February 2, 2023 · 8 Comments

“We’re passing through here kind of fast”

The other day I watched what was purported to be David Crosby’s last interview before he died. It appeared to be a Zoom-style thing with a radio personality, and in … Continue reading

January 30, 2023 · 6 Comments

Miss Match

I’ve been a card-carrying atheist for nearly as long as I can remember. As soon as I was able to think for myself, I came to the conclusion that there’s … Continue reading

January 18, 2023 · 13 Comments

Toxic events on screen

The other day I read an article about how some books are just unfilmable, yet Hollywood tries anyway. The piece was prompted by the new Netflix production of Don DeLillo’s … Continue reading

January 11, 2023 · 13 Comments

Another GOP fustercluck

The catastrophe that was the installation of Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House of Representatives Friday night tells us, among other things, that the insurrection is still in progress. … Continue reading

January 8, 2023 · 9 Comments

Brotherly love

Originally posted on WHAT THE HELL:
My brother’s been gone for more than ten years now, but I always think of him during the holidays. Not in a sentimental way,…

January 2, 2023 · 3 Comments

Ta ta 2022 🥳

So 2022 is coming to an end, and if you’re like me, you look at the last three years and go, Apocalypse? Now? Truly, these last three years have been … Continue reading

December 30, 2022 · 8 Comments

ChatGPT: Writers blocked

You’ve probably heard of ChatGPT by now. It’s the AI language protocol that produces text based on the user’s prompts or questions, and it’s meant to sound like natural human … Continue reading

December 28, 2022 · 15 Comments

You rock, Australia! 🤘

Today I’m reaching out to my Australian reader (or readers). I know you’re out there! Every day, when I look at the page-view stats for What The Hell, I see … Continue reading

December 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

When the music business eats its own

Sadly, three of those guys in the photo are dead. That’s Badfinger. Probably the most tragic band in music history. Only Joey Molland is still with us, age 75. Two … Continue reading

December 20, 2022 · 2 Comments